Ellis Act

Demonstrators line up outside the apartment of a disabled women who is expected to be evicted Wednesday. (CBS SF)

Disabled Woman Facing Eviction Expected To Be Removed From Her SF Apartment Wednesday

Dozens of people in San Francisco are standing up for a disabled woman about to get evicted Wednesday.

06/10/2015

Tenants at a Victorian at 2976 23rd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on June 12, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Tenants Rights Group Says Illegal Use Of Unit Evictions On The Rise

A new report, released by a tenants rights group in San Francisco this week, finds while Ellis Act evictions dropped nearly 50 percent in 2014, illegal eviction attempts are on the rise in the city.

04/21/2015

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SF Renter Says Landlord Is Raising Her Rent 400 Percent With $12,500 Security Deposit

A San Francisco renter posted online a letter she received from her landlord which raises her rent by 400 percent, and adds a 12,500 damages deposit to her lease in an effort to force her to leave.

03/15/2015

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SF City Attorney To Appeal Court’s Ruling To End Ellis Act-Relocation Payments

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced on Wednesday that they would appeal a federal court’s ruling that quashes mandatory relocation payments for the city’s tenants evicted through California’s Ellis Act.

10/22/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Law Forcing Higher Relocation Payments For Evicted Tenants Struck Down

San Francisco property owners have scored a legal victory over the city involving payments to relocate evicted tenants.

10/21/2014

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Protesters Storm SF Hayes Valley Shoe Store; Claim Property Owner Is Ellis Act Evicting Several Tenants

Police were called to a Paolo Shoes store in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Thursday after about 30 protesters stormed the business.

10/17/2014

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Landlords Challenge San Francisco Law That Compensates Evicted Tenants Through Relocation Fees In Court

A pair of senior citizens who live in a small home in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood say it’s unfair that they should have to pay $117,000 to help their evicted tenant find a new place to live.

10/06/2014

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San Francisco Tenants Facing Ellis Act Eviction Granted Rare Victory By Judge

A rare victory for tenants of a San Francisco apartment facing an Ellis Act eviction by their landlord was handed down by a Superior Court judge Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing Report

A new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.

09/05/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast Track

A federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

08/22/2014

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